Homelessness can happen to anyone at any time.
Our services are available to anyone in serious need over the age of 21, including: singles, young families and pensioners who are homeless or at risk of being homeless.
We seek to ensure that all members of the community, regardless of their background or personal situation, have equal opportunities and a chance to reach their full potential.
Our clients represent a diverse cross-section of the community, either men or women, who have found themselves isolated from mainstream community for a number of reasons including: economic hardship and job loss, marriage breakdowns and relationship issues, or mental and health related issues – to name just a few.
Other clients may be introduced to the Centre through other support agencies, word of mouth, or through our specialised ‘street to home’ and ‘outreach programs.
Homelessness does not discriminate and we work to ensure that our services address and support the needs of all community members. These needs are addressed in a non-judgmental, understanding and caring environment that clearly acknowledges human value and self-worth
The number of people experiencing homelessness is dramatically increasing. Of these, many are sleeping ‘rough’ on the streets, staying in temporary accommodation facilities or stopping with friends and relatives for short periods.
Although the number of clients varies from month to month and is dependent upon several external factors –it is estimated that St Patrick’s provides approximately 60,000 occasions of services per year across all areas.
Our client charter
St. Pat’s takes care to clearly outline both the rights and responsibilities of our clients.
We also ensure that client privacy is respected at all times.
You can find our full Client Charter here.